Metabolic Syndrome Chart

Component World Health Organization European Group for the Study of Insulin Resistance ATP III (National Institutes
of Health)
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists International Diabetes Federation American Heart Association/
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Obesity Waist/height ratio more than 0.85 in women, 0.90 in men; BMI of 30 or higher Waist circumference 80 cm or higher in women and 94 cm or higher in men Waist circumference of 88 cm in women, 102 or higher cm in men BMI of 25 or higher or waist circumference of 88 cm or higher for women or 102 cm or higher for men Waist circumference depending on ethnicity Waist circumference more than 35 inches in women, 40 inches in men
Triglycerides or taking medication for high triglycerides 150 mg/dL or higher 150 mg/dL or higher or drug treatment for dyslipidemia 150 mg/dL or higher or drug treatment for high triglycerides 150 mg/dL or higher 150 mg/dL or higher or drug treatment for high triglycerides 150 mg/dL or higher or drug treatment for high triglycerides
HDL
Women


Men

Both
Less than 40 mg/dL or less

Less than 35 mg/dL


Less than 40 mg/dL

Less than 50 mg/dL

Less than 40 mg/dL

Or drug treatment for low HDL cholesterol
Less than 50 mg/dL

Less than 40 mg/dL

Less than 50 mg/dL

Less than 40 mg/dL

Or drug treatment for low HDL cholesterol
Less than 50 mg/dL

Less than 40 mg/dL

Or drug treatment for low HDL cholesterol
Blood pressure 140/90 or higher 140/90 or higher or drug treatment for hypertension 130/85 or higher or drug treatment for hypertension 130/85 or higher 130/85 or higher or drug treatment for hypertension 130/85 or higher or drug treatment for hypertension
Marker of insulin sensitivity Insulin resistance in top 25 percent; fasting glucose of 110 mg/dL or higher Insulin resistance or fasting hyperin-sulinemia in top 25 percent ---- ---- ---- ----
Fasting blood glucose ---- 110–125 mg/dL 100 mg/dL or higher or drug treatment for elevated glucose 110 mg/dL or higher 100 mg/dL or higher, or type 2 diabetes 100 mg/dL or higher, or drug treatment for elevated blood glucose
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